The World Design Impact Prize 2013-2014 is open for submissions. Organized by Icsid, the award seeks exceptional industrial design driven projects that make a positive impact on our social, economic, cultural and/or environmental quality of life.
The first iteration of this award saw over 30 projects submitted from five continents, from which seven projects were shortlisted and one winner, the Community Cooker was selected. The Community Cooker is a significant recycling initiative conceptualised to address the reoccurring issue regarding massive accumulations of waste throughout Africa. It not only provides a public cooking facility to neighbourhoods with limited electricity, but its impact reverberates throughout the community by providing jobs, safe cooking facilities, clean water and a cleaner environment.
The deadline for submissions is May 19, 2013.